This past week saw announcements from local candidates regarding this year's NCGA elections. With just a few weeks left before filing begins, things are sure to get interesting as the State and Federal election cycles ramp up.
On Tuesday, State Senator Jeff Tarte (Rep) sent out an email blast announcing a long list of endorsements - including endorsements from three Davidson Commissioners - Brian Jenest, Beth Cashion, and Stacey Anderson. See here for the announcement and complete list.
Not all that surprising is the absence from the list of Mayor Woods, Commissioners Graham, and Commissioner Fuller. If they were to endorse anyone in the upcoming general election cycle for the NCGA, I'd put my money on Democrat and Davidson local, Natasha Marcus, in the NC House 98 race to replace Thom Tillis. All three were pictured here at the campaign kick-off event in Davidson for Ms. Marcus with Mayor Woods doing the candidate introduction. Interestingly, Mayor Woods was listed as a "supporter" of Republican John Bradford in this announcement regarding his recent Cornelius campaign, but he's missing from the list of elected officials endorsing Bradford for the NC-98 race.
Speaking of the NC-98 race and John Bradford, Bradford's campaign announced an important appointment this week. Joshua Dobi will chair Bradford's election campaign committee. That name may sound familiar to readers of this blog. When Bradford announced his intention to run for this seat, we pointed out that local businessman Joshua Dobi had strongly urged voters to support Bradford in his recent run for Cornelius Town Board.
On Bradford's campaign site, ElectBradford.com, the campaign says of Dobi's selection to chair the campaign committee...
"Choosing a CEO in a successful Lake Norman area business is a calculated decision"
Seems like there are a lot of "calculated decisions" going on. Then again, this is politics.